News from WISE
2014 Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to Ruby Holmes, 19, Advanced Technical Apprentice at Rolls-Royce and Chloe Adams-Pickford, 18, first year engineering student at Oxford University, this year's winners of the Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship. Both will be national ambassadors to inspire more girls to choose engineering. Contact WISE to book interviews or if you would like them to speak at your event.
Read the press release
WISE appoints Young Women’s Board
Drawn from the WISE membership, ten women under 30 have been appointed as a WISE Young Women's Board. With support from WISE member, Intel, they will advise the main WISE Board on how to make the campaign relevant to young women.
Read more about them here
Apprentices - Accessing untapped talent
A WISE and Technical Apprenticeship Consortium project, sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering
WISE is seeking role models, engineering employers and schools to get involved in 4 regional WISE hubs (Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and the Humber) to increase the diversity of young people obtaining STEM apprenticeships.
Find out how you can get involved
WISE Energy Campaign LinkedIn group
A new LinkedIn group where women, companies and academia in Energy can come together to learn and support each other and to promote more girls and women to pursue exciting careers in Energy. Join here
Join the WISE Team
WISE is looking for two people to join the team. A new post of Development Director will lead the development of evidence-based commercial solutions for our corporate members and other clients, and a part-time Partnership Manager to recruit and support corporate members. Find out more
Government support the Ten Steps
We have received positive responses from the Prime Minister and Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education, to the letter sent by 20 leading STEM employers. "Science and technology are driving our economic recovery and if we are going to maintain the UK’s exemplary success then we must draw from our full talent pool." David Cameron
WISE and the Royal Academy of Engineering welcome enquiries from other employers wishing to join this industry-led campaign.
Free places for WISE members at NASUWT conference
NASUWT, the Teacher's Union is offering WISE members a small number of free places (first come first served) for their conference on 17 November in London, 'Education and Gender Equality: Learning Lessons, Moving Forward'. WISE Board member, Professor Averil Macdonald will be speaking at the event. Find out more or contact email@example.com about a free place.
News from you
Congratulations to Fabiola Gianotti, the Italian physicist and the first woman to be CERN's (European Organization for Nuclear Research) next Director-General. Read more
Want to know more about part-time senior roles in IT?
Join Capability Jane for their free webinar: Working part-time in senior roles in technology, on Tuesday 11 November at 12:30 PM. This practical and insightful webinar is aimed at individuals interested in moving to or currently working in a part-time or flexible role in technology.
Book your FREE place on the Webinar
Got an idea? Make it real.
iDEA is looking to help 1,000s of young entrepreneurs to develop the skills needed to turn your idea into a digital business. Enter the competition and give yourself a chance to win financial support and access to expert help from top businesses and build a portfolio of skills to get yourself noticed. Enter the competition
Opportunities to make a difference
Can you offer exciting STEM activities for British Science Week?
To coincide with British Science Week, March 2015, Hillside Primary School, Newsome, Huddersfield is organising a week long science festival that explores the theme ‘Science is Everywhere’. WISE Members, University of Huddersfield has asked WISE to find organisations that can offer exciting STEM activities for the ‘Science market place’ events. If you are interested in getting involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01484 226659.
Cracking the Code
The internal pipeline of executive female talent currently feeding into Board positions is not strong. The 30% Club’s aim of Boards having at least 30% female representation by the end of 2015 currently relies on appointing more female Non-Executive Directors. This report outline 10 myths about women getting to the top and practical solutions.
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Big Data Analytics
Assessment of Demand for Labour and Skills 2013–2020. October 2014.
This survey of more than 1,000 UK employers of various sizes reveals: current and future job vacancies, the difficulty of recruitment, remuneration trends and overall future demand.
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Talent 2030 Dashboard Report 2014
Updated figures on the pipeline of women going into engineering. Produced by the National Centre for Universities and Business.
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‘What could Your Life be like in a parallel universe?’
Your Life campaign has launched a new video aimed at teenage girls to promote the amazing possibilities that will open up if you take maths and physics.
Watch the video on the Your Life website
Vocational and apprenticeship routes into engineering
A new careers booklet from Tomorrow's Engineers for young people (and their parents and teachers) is now available.
Download the booklet
Free online resource to support primary science teaching
WISE member, Imperial College, has produced a free resource consisting of over 20 courses for teaching 5-11 year olds covering everything from plants to planets. Find out more
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